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Archives for August, 2006

Ask A ScienceBlogger, August 30

I read this article in the NRO, and the author actually made some interesting arguments. ‘Basically,’ he said, ‘I am questioning the premise that [global warming] is a problem rather than an opportunity.’ Does he have a point?

The Periodic Table of the ScienceBlogs rolls on, with a brief description of every blog in the system. Use it to find your new favorite. A Blog Around the Clock Categories: Brain & Behavior, Biology Bora Zivkovic, better known online as ‘Coturnix,’ created A Blog Around the Clock as a fusion of his three old…

It’s not easy keeping track of all the ScienceBlogs. Take four dozen witty and prolific science writers, some of whom post more than once a day, spread them out across a wide range of disciplines and sub-specialties, and what you’ll have yourself is a big, tangly embarrassment of riches. What’s a newcomer to do? In…

What’s your name? Josh Rosenau What do you do when you’re not blogging? I write my thesis. Sometimes there’s some insect collecting, some photography, or some cooking. What is your blog called? Thoughts from Kansas. What’s up with that name? Good question! It started out as a placeholder, but it has come to define an…

“Friday cat blogging,” or the practice of posting something light-hearted and whimsical, is an end-of-week tradition in the blog world. While no one at Sb regularly puts up pictures of their furry pets, many of the ScienceBloggers do post weekly features on Friday. What follows is my attempt to orchestrate a complete guided tour of…

“Zuska” is the kick-ass alter ego of Suzanne E. Franks, a chronically educated, unfailingly feminist commentator who has the distinction of holding both a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, and a graduate certificate in womens’ studies. Thus Spake Zuska has moved from its old home, here, to its new space on ScienceBlogs. Here’s what Zuska has…

ScienceBlogs’ Dr. Charles hosts the 100th edition of the venerable weekly medical blog carnival, Grand Rounds, at The Examining Room or Dr. Charles. From the introduction: Grand Rounds Turns 100! Originally conceived by Dr. Nicholas Genes, the weekly linkfest celebrating the highlights of the medical blogosphere has reached its 100th edition. Intended to introduce the…

Thoughts From Kansas Joins Sb

Thoughts From Kansas is a blog by Josh Rosenau, who is not a native Kansan but a graduate student finishing up his dissertation in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas. He has blogged a great deal about politics, especially the politics of science education, in his state of residence. As Josh writes…

Quick Picks on ScienceBlogs, August 21

Read ‘em while they’re hot! “A question for neuroscientists: getting nowhere fast” Kevin Beck at Doc Bushwell’s Chimpanzee Refuge has a question for the neurologically informed: why does running on a treadmill immediately before running outdoors, make Kevin feel like he’s “running on the moon (at least in terms of how I imagine this would…

Ask A ScienceBlogger, August 20

The destruction of the rainforest was a hot-button topic in the early ’90s, but I haven’t heard anything about it in ages. Are the rainforests still being destroyed wholesale? Are they all gone? Is it still important? Is the coffee I drink making it worse, and is “free trade” and/or “shade grown” coffee any better?